Hello Dog,Evidently, what they mean when they say that isn't what you are presuming they mean. You've written over a thousand words without mentioning Stepan Bandera, how he collaborated with the Nazis during WWII and why a significant minority of western Ukrainians continue to regard him as a national hero. It is unpleasant to contemplate this while we invest emotionally and financially in UKR but it is a fact.
Equally, bending words out of any rational and historical meaning is hardly unique to Russia. Not a week goes by without some western conservative politician or commentator frothing about "cultural Marxism", as though the phrase had some meaning other than "stuff I don't like". Similarly, at one level, "Nazism" is just "stuff Russian nationalists don't like". In both cases, a boo-word is linked to a set of boo-ideas and the speaker and audience experience a warm glow of pseudo-sophistication. Unfortunately Russia hasn't yet cornered the market in lazy thinking.
I was careful to include the role of the OUN during the WW2 and the holocaust. Bandera was one of the leaders of the OUN, and a long post would have got longer if I had gone through each one. Bandera did not participate directly in holocaust atrocities because he was interred by the Germans by then, but he would not have disapproved, he was antisemitic and despised Poles. Bandera was a unsavory person but he was also complicated. When the OUN split into the OUNB and OUNM, the OUNB initially supported an independent Ukraine allied with Nazi Germany with Hitler as a special, almost spritual mentor. Then the OUNB split again and Bandera faction fell out with Germany and the Nazi party. Bandera was imprisoned by the Germans . His post war history gets more complicated because he was sponsored by the British ( MI6) for a significant period and then the Americans who both seemed to be able to overlook his revolting antisemitism and preference for an authoritarian state, because they were so attracted to his fiery anti-soviet Russia rhetoric and his urging for a violent independence movement in Ukraine. He was not really Ukrainian. He was one of those damaged goods that emerged from the break up of the Austro-Hungarian empire poisoned by antisemitism and hatred of slavs. Another one was Adolf Hitler.
However my main point was that the contemporary supporters of an independent Ukraine with closer ties to Western Europe are not descendants of the OUN. Russia is taking a small truth and layering a large lie on top. An ugly facist who was killed in 1956 advocated for an independent Ukraine, therefore everyone who supports an independent Ukraine in 2023 is also a facist.
The Nazis built the autobahns in Germany, but everyone who support an infrastructure bill in 2023 to construct new highways are not necessarily Nazis.
In particular the Zelensky regime and the Servant of the People party are not a far right wing party advocating a totalitarian ideology, the annihilation of the Jews, and expansionist policy to invade neighboring lands which they believe rightfully belong to them. Unfortunately they have a neighbor to the East which does hold some of those views.